Monday, November 1, 2010

2010 Quilt Market, Part 2

Bonnie McCaffery
So here is part 2, a bit late because they couldn’t manage to hook me up to the internet at my hotel. (ARGH!) I took a wonderful class in digitized bobbin work from Bonnie McCaffery on Friday morning. Bonnie is a fabulous teacher, and is partly responsible for me becoming an art quilter... I took her "Painted Faces" class in 2005, and it totally changed my life. (Thanks, Bonnie!) If you have not watched any of Bonnie’s VidCasts, make sure you check them out. She features a different quilt artist every month to interview, and it is very inspiring stuff. 

Amy Butler
Amy Butler’s booth was lush and colorful, as usual.

She had made these amazing, huge flowers that topped large floor pillows.
I love the bold florals and strong graphics of Amy’s fabrics.

Bari J
This is Bari J Ackerman with some pieces made from her wonderful Country Lane fabric line.

This is a display of books being released by Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing geared toward hip “fabric arts for a handmade lifestyle.” They are lovely!
Mary Abreu, author of Little Girls, Big Style
Mary Abreu, author of Stash Books title Little Girls, Big Style, was signing books. I got one (!) and if I can bear to part with it, I’ll do a give-away next week, so stay tuned!
Linda Teufel and Noriko Endo
I am so excited to read Noriko Endo’s new book, Confetti Naturescapes. It is just out from Dragon Threads (that’s publisher Linda Teufel with Noriko on the left), and it features many of Noriko’s fabulous landscapes.